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Mexico: Independent unions win significant wage increases

Photo: La Liga Sindical Obrera Mexicana

Independent unions at five manufacturing facilities in Mexico, most of which are in the auto manufacturing and auto parts sectors, have recently negotiated significant wage increases for their members. 

Contributing factors that helped achieve these victories are: 1) the right of workers under Mexico’s labour justice reform to vote by secret ballot on existing collective bargaining agreements and in union representation elections, and 2) the right to file complaints if workers’ associational rights are violated under the tri-national trade agreement.  

CCC calls on brands to take immediate action in support of Sri Lankan workers making their clothes

Photo: Solidarity Kitchen organised by FTZ & GSEU during the crisis.

Research published today by Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) reveals that most garment workers in Sri Lanka have not been receiving the full Emergency Relief Allowance, which unions had called on factories to pay to help counter the devastating effects of the country’s severe economic crisis.